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March 2015

The March display is “North American Road Trip Adventures” – Perhaps some of the titles could inspire you to actually plan that long-desired travel adventure or they might bring simply bring you some stress-free armchair enjoyment. The books and videos run the gamut from funny to wry, from passionate to straight-forward, from reminiscences to how-to – but all are, in their own way, factual and informative. Enjoy the trip(s)!

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February 2015

Here’s a list of the 100 Top Romance Authors that came out of a survey by the All About Romance web page in 2013. Actually, the site was looking for a readers’ list of favorite Romance BOOKS and noticed that many authors received nominations for several of their books – but that no one book of these authors ended up being a clear top 100 TITLE. When the tally was by author, the result was quite different from the tally by title. So, here’s the author list. If you are interested in the results of All About Romance’s annual Best Books poll, go to www.likesbooks.com. You’ll find lots of other information, reviews, and several nifty lists for those who enjoy romantic reads, too.

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January 2015

Recently there has been a surge of interest in “narrative non-fiction” – that is, non-fiction that reads as smoothly as a good novel. In line with long-term interest among FNSB library patrons, here’s a list of readable and informative SCIENCE books. The titles here were all suggested by members of Noel Wien Library’s long-running Science Book Discussion Group (SBDG) and by subscribers to the Fiction_L mailing list (Fic_L), a long-running library-oriented online listserv.

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December 2014

This time of the year can be harried and stressed as we work very hard to create the best, most special, and most memorable celebratory season ever. Therefore, please consider December’s display and booklist as a “tonic” to help you relieve that stress. How? Well, with a nice long list of humorous books, both fiction and non-fiction, ranging from laugh-out-loud to dark satire to the gently and wryly humorous. You just might find newer authors here, too – all of these were first published after the current millennium began. So, go forth, read – and ENJOY!

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November 2014

It’s getting colder out there, and we’re turning more frequently to our favorite hot beverages to help us warm up. Since coffee and tea are the two ‘biggies’ in the world of hot beverages, here are two book lists with how-tos, recipes, facts, and fiction for those who are particularly partial to one or the other.

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